We provide mental health and addiction counseling for Deaf people in Massachusetts via Zoom, videophone, and in person. Our services are provided in American Sign Language (ASL) or in your preferred language. We offer individual, family, and couples counseling for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Dual diagnosis


Melissa Anderson


Melissa Anderson is a Gallaudet-trained psychologist and clinical researcher who strives to provide accessible behavioral healthcare to members of the U.S. Deaf community. She founded DeafYES at UMass Chan Medical School in 2014, where she has continually provided outpatient therapy and conducted research on Deaf mental health.



Alexander Wilkins is a Deaf Assistant Professor in the UMass Chan Medical School Department of Psychiatry, where he is involved with both research and clinical work. He received his degree in clinical psychology from Gallaudet University, where he investigated the assessment approaches that practicing psychologists use when working with d/Deaf and hard of hearing clients.

How Do You Refer Yourself?

  • Call the UMass Patient Services Office at
    (508) 796-4348 (voice)
  • During the call, please tell them that you…
    • are Deaf
    • need ASL counseling

Where Are We?

UMass Memorial Medical Center
Ambulatory Psychiatry Service
100 Century Drive
Worcester, MA 01606